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Marrawah murder update

Investigations. Detectives are continuing their investigations into the death of Marrawah resident, 44-year-old Simon John Crisp. The team of detectives is pursuing several lines of inquiry, but is not in a position to provide details at this time. “The local community has provided information that has assisted the investigation, and we would like to hear …

6 years ago

Smithton Cubs’ cleanup

Environment. The Smithton Cubs picked up more than 27 kilograms of waste during its Beachwatch clean up last month. The collection of waste was primarily made up of plastic drink bottles, food packaging, glass bottles and aluminium cans. But the volunteers also found a nappy, some fencing wire and two motorbike tyres along the 1.5 …

6 years ago

Environment Minister’s mine visit

Mining. Environment Minister Mark Butler visited north west Tasmania today, to gather information on the Shree Minerals’ Nelson Bay River Mine and reassess the proposal that was last week deemed invalid in the Federal Court. To coincide with his visit, environmental group Save the Tarkine held a funeral service for the Tasmanian Devil. The mock service …

6 years ago
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Smithton’s wharf rebuild begins

Fishing. The demolition of the Smithton wharf is set to begin from next week, with the project expected to be completed by the end of the year. Latrobe-based civil infrastructure construction company Tas Span will be carrying out the demolition and redevelopment project. “Tas Span is expected to move onto the site early August, with …

6 years ago

Building fire walls in CH

Bushfires. After devastating bushfires fires earlier in the year, Australian red Cross Emergency Services is developing  partnerships with all Tasmanian councils. As part of the partnership, Red Cross coordinator Melissa Hughes last week presented Circular Head Council development team members Deb Mainwaring and Yvonne Stone with a REDiPlan Starter Kit, for distribution within the community. …

6 years ago

New stallion “best in state”

Racing. Stanley dairy farmers Herman and Saskia Umbgrove have just bought, what they say is, the best stallion in the state. His name is Cardinal Virtue, a seven-year-old pedigree stallion from two well-bred lines that brag speed, performance and power. Mrs Umbgrove said she still cannot quite believe they got him. She puts it down …

6 years ago

New pool claims

Pool. Circular Head councillor Rod Hardy had a go at Council on his Facebook page last week about a “secreted” report on the Smithton War Memorial Pool. He said he had heard there was a report released in 2009 that stated the pool in its current position and condition was sound and did not require …

6 years ago
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Mighty trip for Arnold siblings

Football. Footy fans Max, 9, and Isobel Arnold, 12, of Smithton have a big day planned this Saturday. The pair have secured a place on the 100-strong team of Tasmanian children to go to Aurora Stadium in Launceston, as part of the McDonald’s Mighty Tassie Footy Trip. The nine and eleven-year-old siblings will take part …

6 years ago

Lovin’ the Leos

Youth. On Saturday July 13, the Smithton Leo Club hosted its first annual changeover dinner. “This celebration saw the induction of two new members as well as our new board,” president Jesse Jackson said. Leo Club is a young Lions Club for people aged 12 to 30. “Our club consists of 10 hard-working members and …

6 years ago

Eastern Foreshore plans adopted

Development. The Eastern Foreshore Landscape Development Plan is now available to the public after being formally adopted by the council last month. Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said the plan identifies and makes recommendations on improvements to significant and special features along the foreshore, vehicular and pedestrian access, furnishings such as bins, signs and barbecue …

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